Girl Rising

Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time by Tanya Lee Stone (2017)
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Girl Rising

Non-Fiction | Women’s Rights

Blurb:

A full-color book inspired by the documentary film Girl Risingabout educating girls across the globe.

Worldwide, over 62 million girls are not in school.
But one girl with courage is a revolution.

Girl Rising, a global campaign for girls’ education, created a film that chronicled the stories of nine girls in the developing world, allowing viewers the opportunity to witness how education can break the cycle of poverty. Continue reading

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Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (Movie, 2015)

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Science Fiction | Space Opera
Rated PG-13
4 Stars

Lead Cast: Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fischer (Princess Leia), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker)

Blurb: “Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a rag-tag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance.”
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Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina (Movie, 2012)

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Drama | Historical | Romance
Rated R
4 Stars

Lead Cast: Keira Knightly (Anna Karenina), Jude Law (Karenin), Matthew Macfadyen (Oblonsky), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Count Vronsky), & others

Synopsis: “Anna Karenina (Keira Knightley), the wife of a Russian imperial minister (Jude Law), creates a high-society scandal by an affair with Count Vronsky (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), a dashing cavalry officer in 19th-century St. Petersburg. Anna’s husband, Alexei, offers her a difficult choice: Go into exile with Vronsky but never see her young son again, or remain with her family and abide by the rules of discretion. Meanwhile, a farmer named Levin pines for Princess Kitty, who only has eyes for Vronsky.” –Google Continue reading

BRN #4: A “Talking Prop”: Friend or Foe?

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There are times when my thought-streams puddle and pool together and I must babble and type them out to free up some mental space in my head. And yes okay now that I’ve written that sentence I realize how weird it sounds…cool. Onward!

Illustrating an actor as a “talking prop” is both infuriatingly belittling verging on disrespectful but also blissfully grounding.  Continue reading